4 simple ideas for great leadership

leadership1I’m fortunate to have worked for several outstanding leaders. I believe that the humility of exceptional leaders makes them hard to spot until you listen and watch closely for lasting results and personal growth in their teams. I have some simple ideas to keep my own leadership journey on track.

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Project Management should encourage diversity, networking, collaboration

Foundation of PMIAfter 5 years involvement I’ve recently taken a board position in my local Project Management Institute (PMI) chapter.  I’ve become curious why and how the profession started and what results we are achieving. It’s an interesting success story; with some foundation elements that remain important.

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6 tips to land your dream role

ID-100110504Across four months following a large corporate program (Unify at Virgin Australia) I searched for my next challenge. During this time I learnt about myself, my existing company, and ultimately the local job market. If you’re looking to find your fit these tips might help. Continue reading

You’ve got a friend in me… Industry Associations

Do you remember the Toy Story movies? No matter what toy sized troubles confronted Woody and Buzz, their theme song “You’ve got a friend in me” always rings true.


What about ~800 friends? (PMI’s Qld Chapter)
Or almost 400,000? (PMI Globally)
Or 100,000? (The Australian Institute of Engineers)
Or 144,000? (CPA Australia)

There’s lots of ways to get involved locally or globally: receive great benefits and help others.

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How Strategy can help your Career

StrategyIn your personal career being “strategically competitive” can provide long term payoffs. I believe strategy helps to:

(1) figure out your place of best fit,

(2) create plans to get there.

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6 tips to compete in a global services market

ID-10048218Globalism is effecting Australian business and is likely to accelerate. Large numbers of professional jobs are predicted to move offshore in the coming decades; dramatically changing how Australian business works.

Where’s the data to show what’s happening, and what should you to do to compete?

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Five things I learnt from Unify’s High Performance teams

I had the privilege of spending several years on the management team for Virgin Australia’s “Unify” airline systems and business change program. Unify had 50+ leaders and 500+ team members across all partners. It had highly ambitious goals, massive workloads, hugely accelerated timeframes. How did this team succeed? Continue reading